If you’re planning to send your little one to regular kindergarten like I am, I can promise you your child’s teacher is hoping that your little one will know how to write and spell their name correctly. Can you imagine the first day of school with 20 five-year-olds and none of them know how to write their own name. It gives me anxiety just thinking about it so for that reason Rea and I work on learning her name; learning to identify it, read it, spell it, and write it so that when kindergarten rolls around she’s got it down.

This preschool and pre-K name activity works on spelling and writing your name is super cute with putting little dinosaurs in their nest and you have the opportunity to work on some more of those ever important gluing and cutting skills. 

Grab a FREE copy of the template in the Required Materials section below.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Reading

  • Recognizes name
  • Identify the letters in name

Writing

  • Begins to write name

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinating the use of arms, hands, and fingers together to manipulate objects with increasing accuracy
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Reading

  • Identify the letters in name
  • Can identify all capital letters and most sounds

Writing

  • Can write name

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination with increasing accuracy

Required Materials

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Dinosaur Egg Name Template

*Markers

*Glue

*Scissors

Step #1

Print and cut out the Dinosaur Egg Name Activity Template.

Pro parents remember this is an editable activity, so type your little ones name in the activity before you print. 

Step #2

Write your Lil’s name one the nest and on the dinosaur eggs.

Step #3

Glue the dinosaurs in the nest in order to spell your name.

If your Lil’ has not mastered how to spell their name they can always use their name written on the nest as a guide.

Teacher Tip

Adjust this activity to meet your little ones needs as needed. For instance, Rea isn’t quite ready for writing the letters of her name, so I do the tracing first and then let her work on putting the letters in order and recognizing her name when it’s written as a whole.

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